My husband and I began reading together the latest book by Jan Karon, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good. On page 79, Father Tim thinks to himself, “…God had woven like a gold thread through every chapter of every book of Holy Writ: Rejoice! Know that I am with you and for you and will never leave you; take courage that I will fight for you and be your shield and buckler and provide for you when you are old; I will supply your every need, I will give you victory over death, I have prepared a place for you in heaven…. Every imaginable love and consolation had been and was currently being delivered to him,….”
All of these incredibly beautiful promises are God-breathed into His Word and breathed over us each day. When woven so compactly as the words are here, I find it difficult to walk a step without knowing that my God is not with me through every tumultuous time, through each fourth hour watch in the night, through the temptations of satan in this world, and through the sweet and calm moments too. Walking on Water Faith, as Catherine Martin has named her most recent Bible study, is the faith I am learning to breathe in and out, deeply into my very being. God breathes Truth-oxygen into me, into this body, into my soul. He weaves me with His Truth, His Love, His life-giving Breath.
Thank You, Father, for loving me so and giving me the breadth and width and depth and height of Your promises. May I breathe them in and live each day under the Shadow of Your Wings where I may sing for joy! You are my God and the One and Only Whose words give me the faith from which I live. I pray in the Holy Name of Christ, Amen.
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